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Medical Services

Women's Health Services

Annual Exam

The routine gynecological exam, or "annual exam," should be performed every year. Your medical provider will talk to you about your medical history, family history, sexual history and any special needs you may have, such as birth control. Your provider will then do a general physical exam, breast exam and pelvic exam, which will usually include a pap smear.

Birth Control Counseling

If you would like to start birth control or are having a problem with your current birth control method, schedule an appointment for birth control counseling.

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Screening and Prevention

If you desire routine testing to screen for STDs, including HIV/AIDS, or would like more information on how you acquire, treat and prevent STDs, schedule an appointment. Women may require a pelvic exam in order to screen for STDs, particularly if symptoms are present.

Pregnancy Counseling

Pregnancy testing is covered under the Health and Counseling Fee. If you are pregnant, the Health and Counseling Center can provide counseling regarding available options and we make appropriate referrals.

Emergency Contraception

We offer emergency contraception. It is important to be seen as soon as possible, within 72 hours after unprotected intercourse.

Sexual Assault

Call for an appointment, 303-871-2205.

For situations of rape, you should be seen at the nearest emergency department (not available at the HCC).

Sexual assault resources

Center for Advocacy, Prevention, and Empowerment (CAPE)—303-871-3853

On-Call Crisis Counselor—call Campus Safety at 303-871-3000 and request the counselor on call

Sexual Assault Survivor Advocate (SASA) Network—303-871-3456 (Available 24/7)